by Brother Jesse
According to the latest statistics released by the Houston Police Department, the city's murder rate jumped 17% in the first six months of this month when compared to last year. At least 105 murders occurred between January and June, 15 more than recorded at the same time last year. Robberies are reportedly up 18% as well. Check out a breakdown by area from Chron.com.
On Monday, July 23, a total of 92 brothers from Muhammad Mosque No. 45 went into a neighborhood considered by the Harris County constable's office as one of the highest crime-ridden spots in the city. Armed only with love, Final Call Newspapers and bright smiles, the brothers went door to door in Crestmont Village and Villa Americana apartment complexes; both located at Martin Luther King Blvd and Selinsky Road.